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Difference between inquiry and investigation is discussed in this article.

Inquiry Investigation

The meaning of inquiry has been given under section 2 (h) of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973.

The meaning of investigation has been provided under section 2 (g) of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973.

Inquiry means every inquiry, other than a trial, conducted under this Code by a Magistrate or Court.

Investigation means all the proceedings under this Code for the collection of evidence conducted by a police officer or by any person (other than a Magistrate) who is authorised by a Magistrate on this behalf.

Inquiry is a legal process that is initiated with an object to clear all doubts, finding of truths and furtherance knowledge relating to the case.

The investigation is an executive procedure of collecting facts and related evidence systematically and determining the circumstances of the case.

The inquiry is conducted by the magistrate or court only.

The investigation is conducted by the police officer or any other person authorized by the magistrate or court.

Inquiry is conducted after investigation i.e. second stage.

An investigation is the first stage.

The main object of inquiry is the determination of truth and falsity of certain facts.

The main object of the investigation is to collect all the facts and evidence relating to the case.

The inquiry is commenced when the charge sheet is filed in court.

The investigation is commenced when the FIR or Complaint has been lodged.

The inquiry comes to an end when the charges are framed by the magistrate.

The investigation comes to an end with the filing of police reports in court.

In inquiry, the oath of the person to be examined can be administered.

In the investigation, the oath of the person to be examined or interrogated cannot be administered.

The inquiry comes under judicial proceedings.

The investigation comes under administrative proceedings.

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